This week I was working as an ‘extra’ on the Jonathan Barré film ‘La folle histoire de Max et Léon. Some of the filming is taking place in the Belgium city of Namur, and is the humorous story of two French orphans during WW2. As per usual, I decided to make a pest of myself in between takes and asked if I could photograph the portraits of some of the supporting cast and ‘extras’. Here are the results. I shot everything with the LGG4 smartphone using available light. I processed the images with the Snapseed and Picfx photo apps.
If you would like to see more of my mobile photography portraits, please visit : http://seanmobileportraits.tumblr.com
Really compelling “then and now” photography from Operation Overlord – more commonly known as D-day – that took place on the 6th of June 1944. I had the opportunity to visit the Normandy beaches a couple of years ago and was humbled by the sacrifice and bravery of the men who took part in the largest seaborne invasion in military history. I remember wandering down to the shoreline on Omaha beach, turned to face the machine gun decked dunes, 100 or so metres away, and tried to imagine what it was like to be a young American GI on that fateful morning: tired and wet, weary of the smell of vomit from seasickness and fear, weighed down by 75 pounds of gear, alighting from a landing craft and running as fast as a he could towards a blizzard of bullets. Respect. Left a lasting impression.
Link to interactive article: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/ng-interactive/2014/jun/01/d-day-landings-scenes-in-1944-and-now-interactive